Planning for the Post-Pandemic City
2021, The Future We Want The Change We Need, Cities
3:00 p.m. (PT)
There will be ASL interpretation and closed captioning available for this event.
The Future We Want: The Change We Need
GM of Planning, City of Vancouver
Gil Kelley, FAICP, is an internationally recognized urban strategist and visionary, having served as Chief Planner for several West Coast cities and as an independent advisor to cities and governments across the globe. He currently serves as the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability for the City of Vancouver, British Columbia. In the past, he has served as the Director of Citywide Planning for the City of San Francisco, the Director of Planning for the City of Portland, Oregon and the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Berkeley, California.
Program Director, Canadian Urban Institute
Lisa is a Program Director and urban planner with more than 20 years of experience managing city-building initiatives for the Canadian Urban Institute. She is responsible for developing and implementing partnerships with cities and communities across Canada and in almost 20 countries and more than 100 cities across Europe, South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that connect individuals and organizations in cities to research, plan, fund and deliver initiatives that strengthen local economies, improve sustainable development outcomes, and create jobs for youth, women and men.
Co-Founder, UBC Climate Hub
Adriana (she/her) is originally from Honduras and is a queer, mixed-race (half Black/half white) immigrant who is passionate about social justice, climate change, migration and food security. She’s been an active member of the climate, youth and racial justice organizing community at the University of British Columbia and in Vancouver for several years. She was a member of the City of Vancouver Climate and Equity working group and a participant at the Youth Level Policy Programme by the Vancouver Foundation, and is currently a member of the Climate Solutions Council for the Government of British Columbia. She's also an organizer with Black Lives Matter Vancouver. A co-founder of the UBC Climate Hub, she currently works as their Projects Administrator and graduated last year from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems with honours.
Professor and Director, SFU Urban Studies
Meg Holden is professor and director of the urban studies program and professor in the department of geography at SFU. Meg is an urban environmental pragmatist. Her engaged research program examines urban policy, planning and social aspects of sustainable development intentions and transitions in cities and communities, with foci in value-based measurement and indicators, community well-being and livability, neighbourhood housing, planning and experience, and local democracy and justice.